Yahoo joins Google’s effort to create encrypted email system by 2015

Yahoo joins Google’s effort to create encrypted email system by 2015

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has revealed in a recent report that tech rivals Google and Yahoo have worked out a partnership for creating a secure encrypted email system by 2015.

According to the WSJ report, the two bigwig Internet companies have teamed up for a project which will make it almost impossible for hackers or government agencies - such as the US National Security Agency - to spy on the private and business correspondence of email users.

With Google having announced two months back that it was working on spy-proof email messages, Yahoo has recently disclosed at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas that it is joining Google in its mentioned efforts.

As per the report, Google and Yahoo have - keeping their bitter rivalry aside - asked their executives and engineers to communicate with one another and hold regular meetings on the project involving the creation of an encrypted email system.

About the project, Yahoo has revealed that the potential new secure email system will only encrypt the content of a message. It will neither encrypt the name of the sender nor the date of the email or the subject line.

Noting that the encrypted email system is "a huge deal" for Internet users, Electronic Frontier Foundation's staff technologist Jeremy Gillula said: "Before, it was an easy job for NSA to gather up tons and tons of email."


FrenchTribune Specials

Killer whales seen in Large Number in Pacific Northwest

According to whale researchers, killer whales known as exotic or outer-coastal orcas that were rarely seen in the Pacific Northwest have been seen in big numbers this fall in Washington State's inland waters and British Columbia.

According to the Seattle Times, the outer-coastal orcas eat other mammals and have been spotted mostly close...

Most Popular

Fierce Sea Creature Caught on Video for First Time

For the first time, a nightmare-inducing sea creature...

Bonsoy to pay $25 million to those 'poisoned' by soy milk

Bonsoy, a leading soy milk brand, has said that it has...

Time magazine includes Mangalyaan among best inventions of 2014

Time magazine has announced the list of best inventions...

Tiger Sharks Tracked to find out Its Movements

Many myths will be cleared with a new study based on the...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: